In July of 2020, after months of brainstorming, pivoting and ultimately cancelling our summer youth programs, we found ourselves in a financial crisis. We knew we needed the support from our churches, individuals and businesses to move forward into 2021. We launched our Seeing The Big Picture Campaign – a fundraising effort to raise $250,000 by the end of the year.
Today we conclude our Big Picture Campaign with $311,025. We are overwhelmed with gratitude – this exceeds our goal more than $60,000. We are so thankful to serve such a faithful God who has provided for us through your generosity.
In addition to our Big Picture Campaign, we also received $161,965 in restricted gifts in the past six months. These are gifts given to scholarships, capital improvements, the new Worship Center and other designated areas of ministry. This totals $472,990 given in the past six months by 474 individuals, churches and businesses.
We could not have done this without you. Thank you – from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We are now able to look to the future and even cover some anticipated income loss in 2021 thanks to these gifts. We have so hopeful for this next year in ministry.
Your gifts will benefit campers for generations to come. These funds have put us in a good financial position going into 2021, allowing us to continue to do ministry and encourage campers to take a next step in Christian faith. As we move forward into 2021, we will continue to update you on what is happening at CPM, and we still encourage you to keep us in mind as you discern where to donate. We know this year will be different, but we also know God is faithful! Our summer 2021 registration opens Monday at CPBC, and Canoe Trip registration is underway at AC.